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Rock, beautiful, darling, sunbeam
Characteristics of Alayna
Etymology & Historical Origin - Alayna
It appears as if the name Alayna is a made-up spelling invented at the end of the 20th century in the United States. There are a few probable sources for the name Alayna. First, it could either be a feminized version of the male name Alan (from Gaelic roots meaning either ‘rock’ or ‘beautiful’) or as a more elaborate rendering of Alana (thought to come from an old Gaelic term of endearment “a leanbh” which means ‘O child’) This Gaelic word is also often translated to ‘darling’ to underscore the warmth of the expression. Lastly, Alayna could be a variant developed from the names Elaine and Ellen, both of which are anglicized forms of the Greek name Helen (meaning ‘ray, sunbeam’). The most likely origins of Alayna come from the practice of free naming creations long established by American parents, particularly when selecting names for their little girls. Strategies include fanciful respellings, elaborations of existing names, phonetically respelled forms, and outright invention of a brand new name. It appears that Alayna took the name Elaina (from Elaine), changed it to the more popular “ah” prefix (Alaina) and then phonetically respelled it to Alayna. There you have it.
Popularity of the Name Alayna
The name Alayna was invented in 1991 and made her debut on the U.S. popularity charts at pretty low levels of usage. However, the name would make some pretty impressive progress up the charts in 20 short years. Today, it’s not quite a Top 200 favorite and we sort of doubt it will go much further up the charts. Why? Well, because there are already so many “A” names for little girls so there’s just too much competition. There are also too many different forms of this name that provide a lot of other options. The name Alayna is most popular in the state of Ohio where it is a Top 100 favorite for girls. Alayna is a choice for parents who like their names spelled out FO-NET-I-KAL-LEE.
Popularity of the Girl Name Alayna
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Alayna
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Alayna
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Popular Songs on Alayna
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Alayna
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Famous People Named Alayna
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Children of Famous People Named Alayna
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Alayna - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Alayna
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Alayna